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Howe

 (hou), Elias 1819-1867.
American inventor and manufacturer who designed early sewing machines (1845 and 1846) and subsequently won patent-infringement suits against a number of manufacturers, including Isaac M. Singer.

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, Gordon Known as "Gordie." 1928-2016.
Canadian hockey player. A right wing who played mainly for the Detroit Red Wings (1946-1971), he led the National Hockey League in scoring six times and holds the all-time record for most games played (1,767).

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, Irving 1920-1993.
American social critic and editor who founded the magazine Dissent (1953).

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, Julia Ward 1819-1910.
American writer and feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement. She wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1862) and edited Woman's Journal (1870-1890).

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, Richard Earl Howe. 1726-1799.
British admiral who conducted naval operations in America (1776-1778) and defeated the French at Ushant (1794).

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, Sir William Fifth Viscount Howe. 1729-1814.
British general in America. Although he defeated George Washington in a number of battles, he could not force a surrender and returned to England in 1778.

howe

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(Physical Geography) dialect Scot and Northern English a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley
[C16: from hole]

Howe

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1. (Biography) Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
2. (Biography) Gordon, known as Gordie. born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
3. (Biography) Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe. born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
4. (Biography) Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
5. (Biography) his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence

Howe

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1. Elias, 1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
2. Irving, 1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
3. Julia Ward, 1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer.
4. William, 5th Viscount, 1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War.
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Noun1.Howe - United States editor (1920-1993)
2.Howe - Canadian hockey player who holds the record for playing the most games (born 1928)
3.Howe - United States feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement (1819-1910)Howe - United States feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement (1819-1910)
4.Howe - United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)Howe - United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)
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From this station, as I pleased myself with imagining, Gage may have beheld his disastrous victory on Bunker Hill (unless one of the tri-mountains intervened), and Howe have marked the approaches of Washington's besieging army; although the buildings since erected in the vicinity have shut out almost every object, save the steeple of the Old South, which seems almost within arm's length.
The officers of the British army, and the loyal gentry of the province, most of whom were collected within the beleaguered town, had been invited to a masked ball; for it was the policy of Sir William Howe to hide the distress and danger of the period, and the desperate aspect of the siege, under an ostentation of festivity.
Some surprise had been expressed that a person of Colonel Joliffe's known Whig principles, though now too old to take an active part in the contest, should have remained in Boston during the siege, and especially that he should consent to show himself in the mansion of Sir William Howe.
If one leaves Meringe Lagoon, on Ysabel, and steers a course due north, magnetic, at the end of one hundred and fifty miles he will lift the pounded coral beaches of Lord Howe above the sea.
Lord Howe has been populated by the westward Polynesian drift which continues to this day, big outrigger canoes being washed upon its beaches by the southeast trade.
The captains of three trading schooners returned with him to Lord Howe.
Howe, since the report from which I have just quoted.
Howe, 'proclaimed itself as soon as he entered the house, by his eager examination of everything he could feel or smell in his new location.
General Gage had been recalled to England, and was succeeded by Sir William Howe.
Sir William Howe made preparations to cross over in boats and drive the Americans from their batteries, but was prevented by a violent gale and storm.
It was a rough part, all hanging stone, and heather, and big scrogs of birchwood; and away at the far end towards Balachulish, little wee red soldiers were dipping up and down over hill and howe, and growing smaller every minute.
By the reception that the public gave to his telephone, he learned to sympathize with Howe, whose first sewing-machine was smashed by a Boston mob; with McCormick, whose first reaper was called "a cross between an Astley chariot, a wheelbarrow, and a flying- machine"; with Morse, whom ten Congresses regarded as a nuisance; with Cyrus Field, whose Atlantic Cable was denounced as "a mad freak of stubborn ignorance"; and with Westinghouse, who was called a fool for proposing "to stop a railroad train with wind.